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Getting to Montreal:
Airports:
-YUL
Main airport - There is an express bus (#747) that goes direct from the airport to downtown for $10 CAD.

-PBG
Plattsburgh is on the US side and therefore may provide cheaper flight options. About 1 hour drive to Montreal.

-BTV
Burlington is on the US side and therefore may provide cheaper flight options. About 1.5 hour drive to Montreal.

Other transport:
-Heiman's Bus (~ 9 hrs) ~$140 RT
Bus from NYC to Montreal. Leaving every night arriving early morning.

-Amtrak (~ 10.5 hrs from NYC) ~$100-$120 RT
Train is much more comfortable than the bus. Schedule not as convenient, leaves early morning arrives late evening. Wi-Fi and Kosher snacks available.
Amtrak TRs here and here

Hotels:
Downtown:
-W hotel  (SPG)
Beautiful and highly recommended.

-Fairmont Queen Elizabeth
Regal hotel, excellent ambiance.

-Intercontinental/St James's
Gorgeous

-Hyatt
Outdated

Airport:
-Sheraton four points (SPG)
5 minute drive (w/o traffic) from kosher area.

Chabad area:
Quality Hotel - Decarie & Plamondon
Walking distance to entire Chabad area. Has kosher breakfast. Rooms are old and outdated. Not a luxury experience to say the least. Has a kosher restaurant on premises.

-Ruby Foo
About 15 minute walk from Chabad area.

Transportation:
Great Metro system that is pretty easy to follow.

Activities:


Museums:


Amusement parks/Thrill rides/Game Rooms:
-Casino (downtown)

-La Ronde
Six flag style amusement park

Beaches/Water Activities:
Boat ride at Old-port

Winter Activities:
Skiing
-Mt Tremblant resort
Best skiing

-Mont St Sauveur
Good skiing. Less touristy.

-Snow tubing
-Ice Skating
-Ice village
Ile des Nieges

Sports:
Montreal Canadiens (NHL - Hockey)

Alouettes (CFL - Football)

Impact (MLS - Soccer)

Other activities:
Beaver Lake/Mount Royal
Old Montreal
Jazz Festival
Comedy Festival
Old Port
Biodome
-Olympic Stadium & Tower
Some felt this was an underwhelming experience.
-Underground city

Shopping:

Hiking/Nature:
-Botanical Gardens
Beautiful gardens, great for a date on a nice day.

Nearby Cities:
Ottawa (2 hours)
Quebec City (3 hours)
Boston (5 hours)
Toronto (5 hours)
Niagara Falls (7 hours)
NYC (7 hours)

Eateries:

- Google map of all the restaurants and stores on the Montreal Kosher website here (probably missed some, saved to my drive to enable edits, so feel free to update accordingly)

Dairy:
-Pizza Pita - Decarie (@ Plamondon) Great hours (open until 11pm? 4am M"S)
Great food all around. There is something here for everyone. Pizza is good, but the real treats lie elsewhere. Poutine is a must as is the pizza eggroll/wrap. Felafel and veggie burger are some of the best in Western hemisphere. Great salad and ice cream bars as well. Has a drive-through.
514-731-7482,  6415 Decarie Blvd, Que, H3W 3E1 pizzapita.com

-Exception (Breakfast/Lunch) Queen Mary Rd.
Good breakfast menu. A bit pricey, but quality food. Delicious pizza

-Bistro Pizza Bar on Westminster

-District Bagel (Formerly Mount Royal Bagels) 709 Lucerne Rd.
 Authentic wood-oven bagels. Great flavors. Blueberry, cinnamon etc. Now available on Uber Eats

-Pizza Gourmetti on Victoria corner of Bourett

-Kosher Pizza Bar at Cavendish Mall in CSL

-Restaurant Mozart on Queen Mary

-Taty Pizza on Darlington

Sushi:
- Yakimono
Best kosher sushi, hands down. Nice ambiance for Montreal standards. Delicious french fries (order half regular and half sweet potato).
4210 Boulevard Décarie, Montréal, QC H4A 3K3 (514) 484-1515
http://www.yakimono.ca/

- Metsuyan Sushi
2113 Rue Saint Louis, Saint-Laurent, QC H4L 1P1 (514) 744-2323
http://www.metsuyansushi.com/
Closed

-CHIYOKO Sushi Bar & Steakhouse
2113 Rue Saint-Louis, Saint-Laurent, QC H4L 1P1
(514) 804-0581
https://www.chiyokosushi.com/

- Metsuyan Sushi Express at Cavendish Mall in CSL
Certified by MK

- Saizen Sushi on Decarie
Certified by MK

- Chanoch's Sushi on Darlington

Meat:
- Ernie & Ellie's (Chinese) Decarie Square Mall
Good Chinese food. They have a tasting menu (all you can eat style) once a week that some recommend.
Certified by MK

- Chops (upscale)
Good steakhouse

- Benny & Fils
4944 Queen Mary Rd, Montreal, QC H3W 1X3
(same owners as Chez Benny that closed)

- City Grill
5055 Queen Mary NEW!
Certified by MK

-Luzzatto At Ramada Plaza Glatt Kosher Fine Italian Cuisine
6445 Decarie Blvd, Montreal, QC H3W 3E1
http://luzzattorestaurant.com/
Certified by CK (A new hechsher)

-The BSTRO / La Renaissance Gourmet
5663-A avenue Royalmount, Mont-Royal, QC H4P 2P9 (Industrial Park)
(514) 731-1862
https://larenaissancegourmet.com
Certified by MK

- CHIYOKO Sushi Bar & Steakhouse
2113 Rue Saint-Louis, Saint-Laurent, QC H4L 1P1
(514) 804-0581
https://www.chiyokosushi.com/
Certified by MK

-Deli 770
Comfy, kosher deli in a strip mall preparing sandwiches, charcuterie & salads to eat in or take out.
265 Alexis-Nihon Blvd, Saint-Laurent, QC H4M 2A4
(514) 748-0770
Certified by Chabad of Montréal

- Jerusalem Express at Cavendish Mall

- Deli Boys (Sorsky's) at Cavendish Mall
Certified by MK

- Chez Benny (American/Israeli) Queen Mary Rd.
Fast food/cafeteria style. Delicious Shawarma.
Closed

- Kimly Kosher at Cavendish Mall Closed

- The Grill (American) Decarie & Plamondon in the Quality Hotel
Decent food, about what you would expect for something called "the grill"
Closed

-Mega Burger on Decarie Closed


Takeout:
- Deli365 (heimish takeout)
365 Bernard

- Oinegs (heimish takeout)
360 st viateur  Montreal, QC H2V4G9
(514) 277-3600

- Adar on Westminster

- Fooderie - Mid-Town (Formally Montreal Kosher) in Wilderton Shopping Center

- One Stop Kosher on Darlington

Bakeries/Others:
- Cheskies
The cheese muffins had an indescribably great flavor. The flaky cheese danish with confectioners sugar and large cheese florets were equally great. You really can’t go wrong with any of the other cheese baked goods.
359 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montréal, QC H2V 4H3
(514) 271-2253

- Westminster gourmet - Cote St. Luc

- Kosher Quality on Victoria corner of Bourret

- Montreal Kosher, three different locations with main branch on Victoria.

- Citi Cachere on Van Horne close to Victoria

- Mount Royal Bagel (Bagels) Jean Talon [See above District Bagel]

- Paradise Kosher in DDO (Bakery, Takeout, Meat - a mini market)

- Sprinklz Now changed to Glidaz under new management
Fun self-serve yogurt. Some Cholov Yisroel and Pareve choices. Charged by weight.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #220 on: August 12, 2014, 11:59:02 AM »
Anybody in Montreal want a free hotel room next Tuesday night (8/19 - 8/20) at the Le Centre Sheraton Montreal?
I booked 1 room from this deal and have no need for it.

Nice single day deal on the Le Centre Sheraton Montreal. Located in the heart of the city, walking distance from Dorchester Square and Bell Centre. Sheraton category 5, 4-star hotel accessible to Montreal Canadians Hall of Fame and Martlet House.

Room: Various room types on sale from single for $41 to Junior Suite for $140

Reviews: TripAdvisor (Very Good)

Book: Sheraton Montreal on August 19 on Cheapostay. Also Available Direct and compare on Expedia/ Travelocity/ Hotels.com etc.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #221 on: August 12, 2014, 01:42:04 PM »
Anybody in Montreal want a free hotel room next Tuesday night (8/19 - 8/20) at the Le Centre Sheraton Montreal?
I booked 1 room from this deal and have no need for it.

You couldn't have done it for LAST Thursday? :P

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Montreal Questions
« Reply #222 on: August 13, 2014, 12:15:55 AM »
A friend is looking for someone living in or familiar with Montreal that can answer a few questions via email correspondence. Please PM or email me if you fit the bill :)

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #223 on: August 19, 2014, 06:42:25 AM »
Anybody in Montreal want a free hotel room next Tuesday night (8/19 - 8/20) at the Le Centre Sheraton Montreal?
I booked 1 room from this deal and have no need for it.
Bump.
Anybody in Montreal want a free hotel room tonight?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #224 on: August 19, 2014, 09:06:04 AM »
Bump.
Anybody in Montreal want a free hotel room tonight?
I'm surprised no one has taken you up on this yet! No one in Montreal?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #225 on: August 19, 2014, 04:57:59 PM »
Bump.
Anybody in Montreal want a free hotel room tonight?
Gone.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #226 on: September 17, 2014, 07:43:36 PM »
I tried to make a reservation using BA miles from Philadelphia to Montreal (YUL) nothing showed up for the day I tried, so I tried around 10 other days and nothing, I looked at US Air and there are a lot of flights available, does anyone know why they are not showing up on BA miles eligible
I know it's probably not applicable anymore, but I just booked 2 tickets from phl-yul. I checked on ba.com (most US flights are now showing online) and didn't see any availability.  USair.com did show availability so I called BA and they were able to issue the tickets over the phone. The agent mentioned something about ba.com not showing all availability, so she didn't charge me the phone booking fee.

It's always worth a call.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #227 on: September 17, 2014, 07:44:29 PM »
After reading much of the thread (all of it since 1/1/13), it seems like renting a car is the best way to get around.

Anyone have any experience with this?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #228 on: September 17, 2014, 07:50:23 PM »
Definitely need a car.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #229 on: September 17, 2014, 08:52:06 PM »
Thanks Dan.  I noticed that many of the restaurants are on Blvd Decarie, so we were thinking of staying at the Residence Inn Westmount. We wanted to be close to restaurants (presumably shuls are nearby) and Old Montreal.  This hotel looks like it's about 10 minutes from both.

Does anyone have any experience with this hotel? We're using a free cat 4 night so we'd prefer to stay at one of the 3 free Marriott properties.  The other two are by the airport.  Even though they charge for parking, does it make sense to stay at this one?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #230 on: September 17, 2014, 08:59:23 PM »
Most of the restaurants are either around the Lubavitch area, decarie and on victoria. And there are also a lot around outremont, which is more north.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #231 on: September 17, 2014, 09:01:32 PM »
Most of the restaurants are either around the Lubavitch area, decarie and on victoria. And there are also a lot around outremont, which is more north.
What's the name of the Lubavich area? Cote-Saint-Luc? Would you say there are more shuls in one vs the other (specifically ashkenaz shuls)?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #232 on: September 17, 2014, 09:03:39 PM »
What's the name of the Lubavich area? Cote-Saint-Luc? Would you say there are more shuls in one vs the other (specifically ashkenaz shuls)?
lubavitch area is decarie. CSL is MoDox
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #233 on: September 17, 2014, 09:05:41 PM »
lubavitch area is decarie. CSL is MoDox
What type of area is Outremont? Do you anything about the Residence Inn Westmount? Is it nice?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #234 on: September 17, 2014, 09:11:28 PM »
What type of area is Outremont? Do you anything about the Residence Inn Westmount? Is it nice?

Outremont is very frum community, Chezky's is there! - There is also another jewish area along Van Horne between omont and decarie, forgot the name.

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« Reply #235 on: September 17, 2014, 09:13:39 PM »
Outremont is very frum community, Chezky's is there! - There is also another jewish area along Van Horne between omont and decarie, forgot the name.
I heard of Cheskie's. One of the places I need to check out.

Since I'll be there over succos, what do you think is the best place to find a succa? Do most/many restaurants have them?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #236 on: September 17, 2014, 09:24:03 PM »
Outremont is very frum community, Chezky's is there! - There is also another jewish area along Van Horne between omont and decarie, forgot the name.
DeVimmy?
I heard of Cheskie's. One of the places I need to check out.

Since I'll be there over succos, what do you think is the best place to find a succa? Do most/many restaurants have them?
I believe most restaurants have Sukkos.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #237 on: September 17, 2014, 09:26:46 PM »
How is street parking? Is it free or do they charge overnight outside of downtown?

What's the best way to park to see old Montreal?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #238 on: September 17, 2014, 09:32:16 PM »
How is street parking? Is it free or do they charge overnight outside of downtown?

What's the best way to park to see old Montreal?
In the Lubavitch areas it's free (brush up on your French, all the alternate side parking signs are in French and that caused me 2 parking tickets already...)
In Old Montreal I believe there is plenty of street parking by Munny Meter.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #239 on: September 17, 2014, 09:36:05 PM »
In the Lubavitch areas it's free (brush up on your French, all the alternate side parking signs are in French and that caused me 2 parking tickets already...)
In Old Montreal I believe there is plenty of street parking by Munny Meter.
Thanks. My French is only passable, but my Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese are much better. I haven't spoken French in a long time.

Besides Yakimono which we plan on going to for dinner, what is a good lunch place? We were thinking of exploring Old Montreal so any places near there that has a sukkah would be best.

What about a takeout place for dinner the next night?